Originally posted by genus49: Miller is pretty good but I'd be worried about him keeping up that level of play in the NFL with his small frame. Comparing him to Merriman is silly. Shawne was a beast. Miller is like 240 lbs.
I'd much rather draft Robert Quinn.
The guy is supposed to be 6ft 3, your making him sound like a midget. I don't think 6-3 and 240 or so pounds is small for a OLB
Originally posted by strickac: People are scared of his size, just like they were with Dumervil. Someone will scoop him up later in the first and he'll be a steal for them.
he is more of a manny lawson then elvis dumervil. Yes I agree he is a better passrusher but he is tall and skinny, he is 6'3 240. Elvis is 5'11 250 something there is a big difference.
No, my point is that people let measurables scare them off. These guys are elite pass rushers and dominated their competition. Yet, because their body isn't ideal, they assume their game won't translate to the next level.
Pass rushing is a skill that some people just excel at naturally. We tend to draft DEs that project well at OLB, with the assumption that they can be taught to become effective pass rushers; however, it an extremely difficult skill to learn. Doesn't seem easier to teach a natural pass rusher to stand up than it is to teach a natural OLB to become a pass rusher?
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